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Published on December 14, 2019

Department(s): Fire Department

Location: Pittsburg, KS

*The hiring process will include a general aptitude test, physical agility test and panel interview.* 


Firefighters perform fire suppression and fire prevention work and provide emergency medical service for the protection of health, life and property by responding to fire, emergency medical and hazardous incidents, water rescue related emergencies and automobile accidents.


• Knowledge of firefighting equipment, techniques and procedures.
• Knowledge of emergency medical equipment, techniques, terminology and protocols at the EMT level.
• Knowledge of fire safety techniques, policies, standards and operating procedures of the Pittsburg Fire Department.
• Ability to work in difficult environmental conditions including donning and use of personal protective equipment, toxic and chemical fumes, smoke, heights, extreme heat, darkness, confined spaces, etc.
• Ability to perform strenuous activities such as lifting, pushing pulling, etc. requiring cardiovascular strength and endurance and good upper and lower body strength.
• Skill in the operation of fire fighting equipment and tools.
• Ability to understand the incident management system and the chain of command.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills along with the ability to work effectively as a team member.


• High School Diploma or equivalent
• 18 years of age
• Licenses/Certifications
o Emergency Medical Technician Certification
o Firefighter I and II Certifications
o Haz-Mat Certification
o Valid Driver’s License
o National Incident Management System (NIMS) levels 100, 200, 700, and 800

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